The Oakland City Council approved four crime-fighting measures early Wednesday morning, including a controversial measure to hire former New York and Los Angeles police chief William Bratton as a consultant to provide advice to the Oakland Police Department.
Getting rid of open-air drug sales will reduce violence—particularly in Oakland, which recently hired a consultant known for adopting that tactic as New York City’s top cop, a University of California at Berkeley law professor said Monday.
The city of San Jose is launching a nationwide search for a new police chief following the sudden and surprising retirement announcement of current top cop Chris Moore.
Less than two years after becoming San Jose’s top cop, Police Chief Chris Moore announced Monday that he will retire in early 2013.
The family of a man shot by San Francisco police in the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood Saturday evening confronted the police chief over the incident during a community meeting on the shooting Tuesday morning.
Questions continue to follow Berkeley’s police chief in the wake of a homicide in the Berkeley Hills, and the chief expects some changes to be made once a thorough investigation is completed.
Berkeley’s police chief has come under fire after he sent an officer to a newspaper reporter’s home in the middle of the night to demand changes to a story.
The hacker group Anonymous appears to have posted the addresses and other personal information of Oakland city officials to the Internet.
Oakland city officials Wednesday named interim police Chief Howard Jordan to head the Police Department on a permanent basis.
The UC Davis police chief was placed on leave because of the furor over the pepper-spraying of peaceful protesters by campus officers. Meanwhile, hundreds of students rallied on the UC Davis campus Monday in protest against the police pepper-spraying.